retrogression

noun ret·ro·gres·sion \ ˌre-trə-ˈgre-shən \

Definition of retrogression

1 : regression 3
2 : return to a former and less complex level of development or organization

Examples of retrogression in a Sentence

  1. social instability that has led to a retrogression of moral values and standards of decent behavior

First Known Use of retrogression

1604

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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retrogression

noun ret·ro·gres·sion \ ˌre-trə-ˈgresh-ən \

medical Definition of retrogression

: a reversal in development or condition: as
a : return to a former and less complex level of development or organization
b : subsidence or decline of symptoms or manifestations of a disease


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